Your body isn't the only canvas for a beautiful scent. Spritzing a touch of fragrance on your hair also delivers a lasting impression. “Hair is a fabulous fragrance diffuser, and probably the best spot to spritz fragrance if you want to make an impression,” says perfumer Frédéric Malle. “Hair keeps fragrance for a long time as it is slightly oily, is permanently heated up by your skull (the warmest part of the body), and is always in motion.” But as with every good thing, scenting hair has limits. Since eau de parfum is typically alcohol-based, experts suggest spraying your strands with it just once (and only once) in the morning to prevent drying out your ends. Or, try one of these hair mists specifically designed to be applied liberally throughout your locks.
If you like the smell of a bouquet…
Try: Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Bomblicious Hair Mist
Floral notes of freesia, jasmine, orange blossom, orchid and rose make up this bloom-inspired strand spritzer that's perfect for date night.
If you like the smell of freshly baked bonbons…
Try: Thierry Mugler Angel Hair Mist
With warm notes of honey, vanilla, caramel, chocolate and dewberry, this hair perfume—likened to the brand's ever-successful Angel eau de parfum—will have passersby dreaming of delectable treats.
If you like the smell of the outdoors…
Try: Frédéric Malle Carnal Flower Brume Pour Cheveux
An ode to one of the brand's most popular fragrances, this lighter, hair-appropriate version contains notes of bergamot, eucalyptus, melon and ylang-ylang.
If you like the smell of air-dried linens…
Try: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia Hair Mist
Crushed mint, Italian limone and a hint of warm brown sugar combine in this delicate scent that leaves strands smelling freshly washed throughout the day.
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Photos: Courtesy of Thierry Mugler, Giorgio Armani, Viktor & Rolf and Frédéric Malle